Tools for Exploring Stories
Apr 14, 2020 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Trainer: John Koop Harder, MSW, RSW
Price: $ 249.00 (regular rate) + tax
Due to Covid-19 this workshop has been cancelled. Please consider registering for our Live Stream Workshop on April 14, 2020.
We are all influenced by stories. In some of these stories, we are active players; other stories are thrust upon us. When problems occur (as they inevitably do), “problem stories” have a tendency to overshadow other stories. A narrative counselling framework seeks to explore the numerous stories that shape and influence identity, problems, and preferred directions in life. Narrative therapy has been found to be a useful approach to many problems such as addictions, trauma, and mental health concerns. In addition, it also works well with diverse populations and age groups. This interactive workshop will provide participants with the tools and processes to begin using narrative frameworks with their clients.
About This Workshop
Some of the Topics Included
- Key Concepts and Guiding Principles
- What Makes a Good Question
- The Art of Question Development
- Considerations Around Note Taking
- The Intertwining of Assessment and Intervention
- Getting to Know the Problem
- Highlighting the Preferred Narrative
- Exploring Supports
- The Role of Letter Writing
- Challenges and Critiques of Narrative Therapy
This is an intermediate level workshop for social service and health care professionals, counsellors, social workers, school personnel, and anyone wanting to gain increased capacity in counselling skills.
Method of Delivery
Presentation, video, case study exercises, experiential practice, personal reflection, and small group discussions.
At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:
- Identify issues shaping one’s identity and story(s)
- Separate the person from the problem(s)
- Develop questions to explore preferred identity and the influence of problems
- Engage a support network to better develop the preferred self
- Practice strategies within a narrative framework
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Registrations cancelled seven or more days prior to the workshop/live stream are refundable, minus a $50.00 administrative fee. Alternatively, you may receive a credit to attend a future training. Cancellations less than seven days prior to the workshop are non-refundable. If at any time you are unable to take part in the event, you are welcome to transfer your registration to another individual at no extra cost. In this case, please notify CTRI of the name of the alternate person.
We reserve the right to cancel an event due to unforeseen circumstances or under-enrolment. Liability is limited to a refund of workshop/live-stream fees only. Please make travel arrangements with this in mind.
Register Early! To better facilitate group interaction, seating is limited.
Children and unregistered guests are not permitted in the meeting rooms.
You Will Receive
A spiral bound training manual and workshop certificate, as well as morning and afternoon refreshments. Participants are on their own for lunch from noon until 1:00 p.m., unless otherwise stated. For live-stream participants, you will receive a pdf copy of the manual.
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